Just a question....i know everyone says to let them cry it out....we tried that and did not go get Chance out of his crate and he wouldnt stop....i mean not at all...the neighbors got mad and everything....he slams himself back and forth against the sides of his cage and everything....so crying it out doesnt always work. Chance was so bad that he tipped his cage from slamming himself against it. So in order for him not to get hurt i had to take him out. If it is just crying and screaching i can understand the crying it out method butsometimes that just doesnt work.......so if i hijacked the thread
Have you tired a travel crate, the non wire type? If he is causing harm with his wire one, then maybe one that is completely plastic would be better for him. Also if he is behaving this way, then maybe you can consult a behavioral trainer for some advice, and when all else fails, then maybe he is just not a crate dog. Some dogs are, however most that are, are this way because the owners gave up!